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Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki states that Palestinian terrorist prisoners "are true heroes" who "waved high the flags of Palestine"

Official PA TV News



Official PA TV newsreader: “Prisoner Ashraf Marwan Abu Hweij (PMW was unable to determine the nature of his crimes –Ed.) from El-Bireh was released from the occupation’s prison after 20 years. The prisoner visited the grave of [former PLO Chairman and PA President] Yasser Arafat.”


Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: “These are true heroes, they waved the flags of Palestine that waved high even though they were in the prisons, and they demonstrated resolve among this enemy, as the spirit of the Palestinians will not be broken, and they will sacrifice everything for the sake of their freedom and their dignity.”




Abbas Zaki also holds the position as Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations


Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.